Goodguys-Fueled News Top 10 Stories of 2018 – #4

Editor’s Note: In our annual countdown series we are reviewing our favorite ten stories of the 2018 season, stories you may have missed or enjoyed so much you wouldn’t mind seeing them again. We published nearly 500 stories on Fuel Curve this year! Talk about moving the needle! Our freelancers as well as our own staff were out and about covering the men and machines and the energy associated with a life at speed. We think you will enjoy these as much as we enjoyed producing them! We hope you and your fam have a great holiday season! Our countdown will take us through January 1, 2019.

Full Story Here: Time Capsule – Northwest 1970’s Top Fuel – Rear Engined Revs


We just can’t help ourselves from drolling all over Larry Pfister’s 1970s drag racing archives. In this segment, Larry familiarizes us with the hottest and fastest Top Fuel dragsters on the mid 70s, mostly Northwest cars but some national heroes as well.

Back then, there were no semi trailers emblazoned with corporate logos. There was a small 5th wheel Chaprraral trailer, maybe one spare engine, cast iron factory engine blocks and a few of the then-new all-aluminum Donovan 417 engines. It was a time of sex, drugs, rock & roll and nitromethane. Radio “screamer” ads by Bill Doner and Steve Evans filled the radio airwaves. During this era, drag racing was faaaaar out!

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Senior Editor, Digital Media

With three decades of automotive journalism under his belt, John Drummond serves as Senior Editor – Digital Media for Fuel Curve and Goodguys Rod & Custom Association where he has worked since 1990. Drummond got his start in motorsports reporting by making a fake press pass to gain starting line access. The ruse worked and he began covering auto races as far back as 1986 in Northern California, eventually getting his stories published worldwide. He has owned and driven everything from a 1957 Plymouth Belvedere to a ridiculously modded Subaru WRX as well as a string of Mercedes AMG’s, most of which had the warranties voided the day after leaving the dealership.

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